Things To Do
The Three Capes Track takes in 46 kilometers along the Tasman Peninsula’s rugged and awe inspiring coastline, in four days and three nights.
The track starts at the Port Arthur Historic Site, and ends in the same place. Which is why many start and finish their journey with the Port Arthur Holiday Park.
The track includes a boat ride, walking track including board walk, stone and gravel pathways to Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy, before making your way back to the Historic Site by bus.
Details on the Three Capes Track
Great Short Walks
The Coal Mines Historic Site is a great place to discover on foot. Learn the history of this place as you walk the paths and tracks and around the site and read the stories of some of the people who lived and worked here.
Explore the settlement ruins which once included stone prisoners’ barracks and punishment cells, a chapel, bakehouse and store as well as quarters for the commanding officer, surgeon and soldiers.
Walk options range from a few minutes to several hours. Visit the Short Walks website for more information.
Tasman Island Cruises
Join Tasman Island Cruises at Port Arthur to board one of our custom designed boats for a three hour cruise along the coastline of the Tasman Peninsula between Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur.
You will experience the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere, look in awe at the magnificent scenery of Tasman Island and Cape Pillar as you weave in and out of deep sea caves. Join in the search for the abundant sea and coastal wildlife such as hundreds of seals, migrating whales, dolphins and abundant bird species.
Port Arthur Historic Site
The Port Arthur Historic Site was entered on the UNESCO World Heritage register in 2010 and is one of Australia’s great tourism destinations. The Site combines rich history and scenic beauty to tell the stories of the harsh discipline and determined industry of the settlement. It is a place to discover Australian history and connect with the origins of Australian culture.
Port Arthur Historic Site is a place that all Australians should visit, as should all overseas visitors who have an interest in understanding more about Australia and Australians – Port Arthur is fundamental to our history, culture and national character. There is a wide range of options and activities at the Site so make sure to check the website to familiarise yourself with these options and allow enough time to fully experience this special place.
Port Arthur Ghost Tours
Tasmania’s original and best Ghost Tour, in one of Australia’s most significant heritage sites. After night falls, the history can feel very close indeed! Tours run nightly, regardless of the weather, (except Christmas Day) and last approximately 90 minutes.We also offer visitors the chance to do some serious ghost hunting at Port Arthur on our exciting new adults-only, late night Paranormal Investigation Experience.
Learn how to conduct paranormal investigations using the latest scientific techniques and equipment, then test for paranormal activity in what are reputedly some of Australia’s most haunted buildings. Operates on the last Saturday of each month